Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus

Conspicuous Angelfish
Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus
Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus, adult, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus
Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus, adult, Lord Howe Is, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus
Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus


Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Orange mask with blue ring around eye and two blue lines on gill cover; dark body with pale blue margins on dorsal and anal fins, ventral fins are also pale blue; yellow tail with oval shaped black bar at rear and an orange flash on pectoral fins. Deep rocky reefs, restricted range.


Max Size: 10 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19-25.4°C

Depth: 20-40m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Occurrence: Common (46.0% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.